Tito Ortiz vs. ‘Rampage’ Jackson to headline Bellator’s first PPV
With the exception of one bout in 1998, Tito Ortiz has fought his entire career for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Following a July 2012 loss to Forrest Griffin, Ortiz announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. However, it was announced tonight that not only his Ortiz returning from retirement, he’s doing it in Bellator FC:
Ortiz had recently teased on Twitter that a comeback might be afoot, and it has now materialized.
The event, dubbed Rampage vs. Tito, marks Bellator’s first pay-per-view offering.
“To have two of the biggest names in MMA headline our first PPV is awesome,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. “Rampage vs. Tito is a fight I’ve wanted to see for years and to have it as our Main Event on our first Pay-Per-View is a spectacular next step in Bellator’s evolution. They’re both re-energized, excited and ready for a war. This will be a great fight.”